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Software Library: ZZT

Tim Sweeney

ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief.



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Software Library: ZZT
by Microsoft, Zsolt Krajcsik
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A Sokoban clone for Windows. Tip: There seems to be a bug where upon completion of Level 1 the game won't advance - the workaround is that you select Game -> New (F2) immediately after emulation starts . The game was originally distributed by Microsoft as a gift in Poland (and perhaps other countries). At the back of the Polish Windows 3.1 manual was a survey form inquiring about the user's PC hardware and how they use their computer; anyone who filled in the survey and sent it to...
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Topics: sokoban, poland
Software Library: ZZT
by Joseph Austin
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: maa1.txt
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Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by WiL
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: nyan.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Jason Stein; Nick Stein
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Other
Software Library: ZZT
by Id Software
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This is the shareware version of Id Software's Wolfenstein 3D, v1.4. Unlike the shareware that was uploaded by Swizzley already, this comes from the CWI floppy disks named "Wolfenstein".
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Topics: ms-dos, shareware
Software Library: ZZT
by Darby Janssen
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zalda README.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Harry Gensler, S.J., PhD
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(MOO-noexit.zip contains a patched main executable with the Exit function disabled - useful for public computers where you don't want users quitting to DOS.) MOO - Mouse compatible menu; auto configuration, network, and password features. A top pick, especially for network use. Moo is a well designed menu program with network and Windows 3.x awareness. Notable features include mouse support, pulldown menus, automatic menu creation option, network/security features, and memory usage options...
Topics: moo, menu, ms, dos, ms-dos
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Lane
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Brian Palmer
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Outpost Software MZX/ZZT Online Forum Please include the file MZXZZT.COM with any games you make. It's very small, and will get even smaller when put in a ZIP file, so it won't add time. It's just a small advertisement to spread the word about MZX/ZZT Online. Thank you for your help. Outpost Software "We Make Games That Are Fun, Not Flashy!"
Topics: advertisement, zzt, games
Software Library: ZZT
by Lancer X
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World created using the Super ZZT engine. Emulation via DOSBox is no longer the preferred method for playing Super ZZT worlds. Worlds frequently run slower, have laggy input, and audio issues. Visit the Museum of ZZT for more information on programs such as Zeta and other ZZT emulators/source ports.
Topics: Super ZZT, Horror, Maze
Software Library: ZZT
by Virgin Sound And Vision
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This is a game for young children and fans of Charlie Brown & the Snoopy gang. In this game the whole gang sits around a Campfire and shares their story with each other. Afterwards they write a letter about the whole day at the camp. You will play 5 different characters from Peanuts gang with their own storyline and activities like cooking, fishing, photography etc. The game is more targeted for kids and young gamers and emphasizing more towards "letter writing" and...
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Topics: windows 3.1, peanuts
Software Library: ZZT
by bitman
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: rogue.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Rasel Noor
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: thuglife demo.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Comedy, Demo
Software Library: ZZT
by Dr. Dos
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Window Fragments: A short ZZT game about exploring old computers By Dr. Dos, created at 32,767 feet while flying from Minnesota to Washington in about 2 hours. There's not much to it, and the writing is all very stream of consciousness.
Topics: zzt, ms-dos, games
Software Library: ZZT
by Lynx & WiL
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PAC.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Flatcoat Lab
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: station.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by Balazs Rozsa
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Action SuperCross is a motorbike DOS game. Your goal is to collect apples trough various levels. This is version 1.2 Registered. Works flawlessly on DOSBOX. Uploaded for archival purposes
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Topics: Action Super Cross, motorbike, DOS game, shareware, abandonware, elastomania, game, old game
Software Library: ZZT
by Zach Ferris
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: csearch.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1991 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Official Site ZZT Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description A text-mode action/puzzle game, ZZT already comes with a variety of game worlds. However, the real appeal of this game is the level editor with its scripting capability, which allows the creation of an unlimited number of new scenarios, stories, characters, traps, machines, and anything else players can think of. From...
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Software Library: ZZT
by Blue*Ice
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Jonathan Kayes
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Software Library: ZZT
by Evian2; Gilbert
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Demo, Fangame
Software Library: ZZT
by Hercules
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: decguide.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, RPG
Software Library: ZZT
by Ultima
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ULTIMATXT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Action, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Rogue Entertainment
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This here is Strife, but i fixed the intro animation that plays before the game starts. All i had to do was i had to convert the STRIFE.AVI file to a Smacker Video file, then add the latest version of Smacker Video Player and then edit the STRIFE.BAT file  to make it play the fixed intro. I also deleted the AVI.EXE file and said .AVI file as you can see.
Topic: ms-dos
Software Library: ZZT
by Alexis Janson
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Intercomputer
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PC Uomo, software educativo per la conoscenza del corpo umano e relativi consigli. Con guide, test e tanto altro.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: dos games, ms-dos games, vintage games, old games
Software Library: ZZT
by Digital Cafe
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Chex Quest 1 & 2 with beginning and end animation. The game starts with a batch file called "LAUNCHER.BAT".  For some reason it poops out in this online version of DOSBox. It works fine on my home computer though. I was able to get the two videos (SMK files) to play using a DOS version of Smacker Player.
Topic: Chex Quest 1 2 doom tc 3D shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Viovis Acropolis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: c64xmas.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Dsone
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Lemming Hunter.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Puzzle, Side scroller
Disk Magazines
by Nova Productions
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Disk Magazines
by Sir Fukalot
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Intergraph
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First released in 1985, Intergraph MicroStation is a computer aided design program originally written to read and later write Interactive Graphics Design System (an early single-purpose hardware/software CAD system) design files. It was influenced by Bentley System's 1984 graphics terminal based PseudoStation software. MicroStation V4 - December 1990 The MicroStation V4 release debuted the Motif graphic user interface and the MDL programming environment. New features in this version were shared...
Topics: Microstation, Intergraph, Microstation 4.0, Microstation v4
Software Library: ZZT
by Unknown
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Nathan Williams
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Dr. J2000
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Sensu.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Rasel Noor
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: thuglifese.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Comedy
Disk Magazines
by Zenith Nadir
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by asie
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World created using the ZZT engine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FbmsjEZGw An exercise in lo-fi backporting. Uploader's Note: This world is designed for the ZZT-focused x86 emulator "Zeta". The DOSBox embed will almost certainly result in a subpar experience.
Topics: ZZT, Cinema
Software Library: ZZT
by ern56
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: cerealk.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by Commodore
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Ghostdem.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Demo
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic Megagames
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Country Games
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by James Holub
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: GZZT.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Hercules
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Game created using the SuperZZT engine.
Topics: SuperZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Silas Burdick
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: andy2dem.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Comedy, Adventure, Demo
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Kohler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: LEGENDS.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Skate 2.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Engine, Sports
Software Library: ZZT
by campina
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A promo game from Campina - Yogho Yogho (Dutch) - MS DOS 90s Very decent platformer though. has some really good graphics too. and do not forget the music.
Topics: yogho, yogho-yogho, campina, platformer, dos, ms, ms-dos, game, jump, nl, dutch, holland, promogame
Software Library: ZZT
by Avi Schranz
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PUPEGOL2.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Appliance
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: TRIPTOWN.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Trippy
Software Library: ZZT
by Brian McFee
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Anti-Barney
Software Library: ZZT
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4x4 Off Road Racing The original manual for this game can be found here:  https://archive.org/details/game_manual_4x4_Off-Road_Racing/ The keyboard commands card is missing: you should use the numpad to control the vehicle!
Topic: msdos
Disk Magazines
by AKWare
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Jay Anderson
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Jaymaze.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Engine
Software Library: ZZT
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World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Space
Software Library: ZZT
by Intergraph
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First released in 1985, Intergraph MicroStation is a computer aided design program originally written to read and later write Interactive Graphics Design System (an early single-purpose hardware/software CAD system) design files. It was influenced by Bentley System's 1984 graphics terminal based PseudoStation software. MicroStation V5 (v5.0) - October 1993 The release of MicroStation V5 focused on modularity and usability. New features included photo realistic rendering, binary raster support,...
Topics: Intergraph, Microstation, Microstation 5, Microstation v5
Disk Magazines
by coolzx
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Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Kohler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Sleuth.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by AKNeutron
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: blahtext.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
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This was uploaded for preservation purposes only.
Topic: ms-dos
Software Library: ZZT
by Brian Harbron
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by The PC Pirate
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Adam LaChapelle
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Bongo
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme files: rhg3demo.txt , rhgupld.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Lancer X
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: U_MAZE.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Dungeon
Software Library: ZZT
by John Shipley
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Nomad
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Nomad's "South Park" was the first South Park fangame ever created. It was created with "Klik & Play". Nomad’s real name is “Will Noll” Here are the games with each character: Cartman: You use the arrow keys to get 20 hamburgers with out letting the dog bite you in the ass! Kenny:  Use arrow keys to move, shift to jump, and UP ARROW KEY to climb.  Get all the keys in less than 15 seconds to win Kyle: This is a pong like game, 'nuff said!  Use the mouse to move...
Topics: South Park, Klik & Play
Software Library: ZZT
by GAMEBOYJBF
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Aaron Linne
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World created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Lord Igsel
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: minedout.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Strategy, Puzzle, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Anna Anthropy
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A minor but overdue update. World created using the ZZT engine. Please note that emulation via DOSBox frequently suffers from slow performance, laggy input, and audio issues, especially on more demanding ZZT worlds. An alternate emulator for ZZT such as Zeta or a modern source port like ClassicZoo may provide a better experience.
Topics: ZZT, Adventure, Sci-Fi